Some Bits Of Advice About Public Speaking - CocoaHeads NL, January 2018

Some Bits Of Advice About Public Speaking - CocoaHeads NL, January 2018

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZD4cqphJuk

A talk about putting together talks, because it's about time I got meta.

In this talk I cover:
- Picking a topic
- Finding someplace to talk
- Picking your poison when it comes to slide making tools
- Actually constructing your talk

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Ellen Shapiro

January 24, 2018
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Transcript

  1. SOME BITS OF ADVICE ABOUT PUBLIC SPEAKING COCOAHEADS NL |

    AMSTERDAM I JANUARY 2018 @DESIGNATEDNERD | BAKKENBAECK.COM | JUSTHUM.COM
  2. WHY LISTEN TO ME?

  3. None
  4. SHAMELESS ! PLUG!

  5. WHERE TO START?

  6. SELECTING A SUBJECT

  7. ARE YOU PROUD OF SOMETHING YOU DID?

  8. DO YOU WANT TO WARN OTHERS NOT TO DO THE

    THING YOU DID?
  9. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A NEW THING?

  10. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AN EXPERT

  11. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AN EXPERT...YET

  12. FINDING SOMEPLACE TO TALK

  13. START SMALL

  14. PLACES LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS > Department meetings

  15. PLACES LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS > Department meetings > Company meetings

  16. PLACES LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS > Department meetings > Company meetings

    > Local meetups
  17. PLACES LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS > Department meetings > Company meetings

    > Local meetups > Local conferences
  18. PLACES LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS > Department meetings > Company meetings

    > Local meetups > Local conferences > Calls For Proposals
  19. WORK YOUR WAY UP TO LARGER AUDIENCES

  20. CREATING A PRESENTATION

  21. WITH WHAT SHALL I BUILD IT?

  22. SLIDE DECK TOOLS > Powerpoint (Graphical)

  23. SLIDE DECK TOOLS > Powerpoint (Graphical) > Keynote (Graphical, Mac

    only)
  24. None
  25. SLIDE DECK TOOLS > Powerpoint (Graphical) > Keynote (Graphical, Mac

    only) > Google Slides (Graphical, Cloud Only)
  26. SLIDE DECK TOOLS > Powerpoint (Graphical) > Keynote (Graphical, Mac

    only) > Google Slides (Graphical, Cloud Only) > Deckset (Markdown, Mac only)
  27. None
  28. SLIDE DECK TOOLS > Powerpoint (Graphical) > Keynote (Graphical, Mac

    only) > Google Slides (Graphical, Cloud Only) > Deckset (Markdown, Mac only) > Deck.js (HTML/CSS)
  29. HOW SHALL I BUILD IT?

  30. 1) MAKE AN OUTLINE

  31. 1) MAKE AN OUTLINE (SERIOUSLY, I HATE IT TOO, BUT

    IT'S WORTH IT)
  32. 2) ADD THE OUTLINE INTO YOUR SLIDES

  33. 3) DE-CLUTTER YOUR SLIDES

  34. When you have a wall of text on the screen,

    it becomes almost impossible to read what the hell you're trying to say because it's so tiny and so dense. Especially if you're going through slides quickly, this could say anything purple monkey dishwasher and nobody would really be able to understand or grasp what was happening
  35. SPEAKER NOTES EXIST FOR A REASON

  36. 4) DECIDE HOW TIGHTLY TO SCRIPT YOUR PRESENTATION

  37. BULLET POINTS > Pro: More eye contact with the audience

  38. BULLET POINTS > Pro: More eye contact with the audience

    > Pro: No monotonous reading
  39. BULLET POINTS > Pro: More eye contact with the audience

    > Pro: No monotonous reading > Con: Real easy to leave things out
  40. BULLET POINTS > Pro: More eye contact with the audience

    > Pro: No monotonous reading > Con: Real easy to leave things out > Con: Real easy to get out of order
  41. ACTUAL SCRIPT > Pro: You're not going to forget anything

  42. ACTUAL SCRIPT > Pro: You're not going to forget anything

    > Pro: You're not going to go out of order
  43. ACTUAL SCRIPT > Pro: You're not going to forget anything

    > Pro: You're not going to go out of order > Con: Hard to adjust on the fly
  44. ACTUAL SCRIPT > Pro: You're not going to forget anything

    > Pro: You're not going to go out of order > Con: Hard to adjust on the fly > Con: Can get very monotonous or sound over rehearsed
  45. ACTUAL SCRIPT > Pro: You're not going to forget anything

    > Pro: You're not going to go out of order > Con: Hard to adjust on the fly > Con: Can get very monotonous or sound over rehearsed > Pro: Less Cursing
  46. FIGURE OUT WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU

  47. PRACTICE

  48. OBLIGATORY SUMMARY SLIDE > You don't need to be an

    expert to talk about something
  49. OBLIGATORY SUMMARY SLIDE > You don't need to be an

    expert to talk about something > Share your joy, pain, and curiosity
  50. OBLIGATORY SUMMARY SLIDE > You don't need to be an

    expert to talk about something > Share your joy, pain, and curiosity > Start small, work your way up in difficulty
  51. OBLIGATORY SUMMARY SLIDE > You don't need to be an

    expert to talk about something > Share your joy, pain, and curiosity > Start small, work your way up in difficulty > Find the tools/techniques that work best for you
  52. OBLIGATORY SUMMARY SLIDE > You don't need to be an

    expert to talk about something > Share your joy, pain, and curiosity > Start small, work your way up in difficulty > Find the tools/techniques that work best for you > Practice. You'll get better.
  53. OBLIGATORY SUMMARY SLIDE > You don't need to be an

    expert to talk about something > Share your joy, pain, and curiosity > Start small, work your way up in difficulty > Find the tools/techniques that work best for you > Practice. You'll get better. > Repeat most important takeaways at the end
  54. THANK YOU!